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objective function

[äb′jek·tiv ′fəŋk·shən]
(mathematics)
In nonlinear programming, the function, expressing given conditions for a system, which one seeks to minimize subject to given constraints.
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These objective functions have the same main purpose, which is to create an even flow of resource demands without changing the project's duration.
Fuzzy programming and linear programming with several objective functions. Fuzzy Sets and Systems, 1(1):45-55, 1978.
They demonstrated the effectiveness of this algorithm through representation of optimal solutions with different priority and better application of non-linear objective functions in comparison to linear functions.
Two main methods for ensuring the safety-efficiency balance when operating the VVER-1000 reactor fuel will be described and corresponding objective functions will be given.
where [F.sub.1] and [F.sub.2] are the values of the corresponding individual objective functions
Several types of objective functions exist and are implemented in clinical IMRT optimization problems.
The special characteristic of the interval quadratic programming is the coefficients and variables of the objective functions and constraints are in interval form.
To make problem easier to solve, researchers chose special geometric functions as objective functions, such as monomials in [20, 21, 23] and posynomial function with special indexes in [17].
In this paper, we have discussed all the measure differences between the two objective functions of RPL.
After the first iteration, the test data / eggs with a minimum value of objective functions are removed from the lists.
Different objective functions are used to define the optimal values of coefficients and the convergence rate of the selected family of rational functions is tested.